Special event marks Balmaha pontoon opening
Jun08

Special event marks Balmaha pontoon opening

AN enthusiastic crowd gathered for the official opening of Balmaha’s new pontoon today (8 June) by the Duke of Montrose. Speaking at the opening, the Duke told of the repeal of the Act of Proscription (1746) – which had banned the wearing of Highland dress – in 1782, commemorated as part of today’s event by the arrival on the pontoon of a rowing boat crewed by a group of oarsmen after crossing the Highland boundary fault...

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Seeds sown for 72nd Buchanan Flower Show
Jun06

Seeds sown for 72nd Buchanan Flower Show

PREPARATIONS are underway for the 72nd annual flower show at Buchanan Memorial Hall which takes place on Saturday 25 August. And while it may seem a long time off, the organisers are keen to encourage Buchanan residents to prepare their entries in a  number of classes which include baking, knitting and crafts, art and painting as well as the familiar flowers and vegetables. The event’s success relies on the local community...

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Butterfly event in Balmaha
Jun04

Butterfly event in Balmaha

A RANGE of butterfly-related activities including a scavenger hunt and arts & crafts are on the agenda at Balmaha Visitor Centre on Saturday (9 June). Organised by The Butterfly Conservation Trust to help promote it’s work, the event runs from 10.30am to 3.30pm and representatives of the trust  will be on hand to talk about projects they’re involved in and key species in the park as well as live examples of moths they...

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Free dog chipping & advice in Balmaha
May10

Free dog chipping & advice in Balmaha

DOG owners can have their pet chipped for free at Balmaha tomorrow (Friday 11 May) thanks to a special visit from The Dogs’ Trust. The trust’s veterinary nurse will be at Balmaha Visitor Centre between 11am and 3pm and will also also offer free nail clipping and carry out a general assessment of a dog’s health and where appropriate advise owners if they should visit their vet. The trust team will be on hand to...

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Help shape your library’s services
May08

Help shape your library’s services

STIRLING Council Libraries and Archives is running a survey to find out what users think about the services what libraries currently provide and help identify priorities for the future. The findings will help in the drafting of a new strategy to take the service forward for the next five years. The council is also keen to hear from those who have never used libraries – or not used them for some time – to find out what might attract...

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Village hall summit…
May07

Village hall summit…

LOCAL village hall committee members are being invited to take part in a Village Hall Summit on Wednesday 27 June (4-8pm) at the National Park HQ in Balloch.   The Community Partnership, supported by Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority, is hosting the Village Hall Summit event which aims to bring together all those in the national park and gateway communities who manage these community hubs. The summit will...

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